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    1. Organizations pair up to teach tech skills

      Organizations pair up to teach tech skills

      High school and middle school students in the Boulder area will compete today and Tuesday to build the best computer apps. Tata Consultancy Services, a global information technology services company, is hosting a program it calls goIT, which it describes as an app design camp where student participants design apps for mobile devices. The goIT workshop is intended to help students engage in computational thinking and develop STEM skills.

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    2. Denver-based Galvanize raises $43.3M

      Denver-based Galvanize raises $43.3M

      Galvanize, the Denver-based company that provides technology education and startup resources, has raised $43.3 million. BusinessDen reports that Galvanize reported the fundings in a Form D filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The funds included $32 million in Series C funding, plus a convertible note. Some of the funds will be used to acquire Hack Reactor, a San Francisco-based coding school.

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    3. Zayo completes fiber route between Dallas, Los Angeles

      Zayo completes fiber route between Dallas, Los Angeles

      Zayo Group has completed a long-haul dark-fiber rout between Dallas and Los Angeles, enabling diverse connectivity between major West Coast data center markets to Dallas, one of the largest data center and interconnection markets in the United States. Zayo began development of the 2,000-mile route in 2015, which included upgrades and new construction.

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    4. Cyber-security startup hires Greene as chief executive

      Cyber-security startup hires Greene as chief executive

      PasswordPing Ltd., a Boulder-based cyber-security startup that screens online accounts for compromised credentials, has hired Michael Greene as CEO. Mike C. Wilson, who has served as CEO since founding the company in 2016, will take the role of chief technology officer. Greene will focus on the business side of the organization in conjunction with chief operating officer, Joshua Horwitz, according to a company press release.

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    5. Catalyze CU accelerator concludes summer cohort

      Catalyze CU accelerator concludes summer cohort

      Catalyze CU, a 10-week, summer startup accelerator designed for University of Colorado students, faculty, and staff, concluded its 2018 cohort by hosting its fifth annual Demo Day this week. This year’s cohort focused on a range of technologies and products in areas such as smart home technology, natural foods, STEM and agriculture tech, among others.

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    6. Boulder-based ColdQuanta raises $6.75M in seed round

      Boulder-based ColdQuanta raises $6.75M in seed round

      ColdQuanta Inc., a Boulder-based firm that is developing products based on quantum technology, has raised a seed-funding round of $6.75 million led by Maverick Ventures in San Francisco, with participation from Global Frontier Investments LLC in Sausalito, Calif. The funding will be used to help commercialize ColdQuanta’s products in the areas of communications, computing, timekeeping and navigation.

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    7. Ohio-based tech firm Vertiv opening office, hiring in Loveland

      Ohio-based tech firm Vertiv opening office, hiring in Loveland

      Columbus, Ohio-based Vertiv on Tuesday said it will employ 100 data scientists, software developers and other professionals at a new office in Loveland. Vertiv, a provider of equipment and services for data centers, will lease a 19,000-square-foot, one-floor office space from Loveland-based McWhinney Real Estate Services Inc. at 1880 Fall River Drive in Centerra, a 3,000-acre master-planned community being developed by McWhinney.

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    8. Galvanize, Colorado Technology Association award scholarship

      DENVER — Galvanize and the Colorado Technology Association have awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the Galvanize Web Development Immersive in Denver. The program enables women of all professional backgrounds to transform their career through a six-month immersive program in software development. The scholarship was awarded to Sonja Chacon, a marketing professional who has worked in the travel industry for six years.

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    9. Massachusetts company buys Boulder-based optics firm

      BOULDER — Research Electro Optics Inc., a Boulder-based optics company, has been acquired by Excelitas Technologies Corp., a photonics company based in Waltham, Mass. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Research Electro Optics manufactures high-precision optical components, optical thin-film coatings, and optical subassemblies, as well as high-performance HeNe lasers for instrumentation and metrology applications across a wide range of market sectors.

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    10. Ball creates aerial methane sensing technology

      Ball creates aerial methane sensing technology

      BOULDER — Ball Aerospace based in Boulder has demonstrated technology that can detect methane emissions remotely using piloted aircraft. The technology has applications in the oil and gas industry. Working with Stanford University and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Mobile Monitoring Challenge, Ball has produced a high-resolution, geo-referenced image of simulated methane leaks in near real-time.

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    11. Intellectual-property law firm opens Boulder office

      BOULDER — A 125-year-old law firm based in Chicago that specializes in intellectual-property issues has opened an office in Boulder. Leydig, Voit & Mayer Ltd., which also has offices in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Bay area and Frankfurt, Germany, opened today with its full complement of a dozen staffers at 4875 Pearl East Circle, Suite 301 in W.W. Reynolds Cos.’ Pearl East Business Park.

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    12. Zayo Group expands U.K. data-center presence with new facility near London

      BOULDER — Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) plans to build a new 30,000-square-foot data center in Feltham, United Kingdom, in the London metropolitan area. The zColo facility will provide 3.6 megawatts of critical power, the company said in a press release. Zayo said the new data center is driven by a commitment from a major anchor tenant and strong demand in the United Kingdom.

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    13. Longmont-based startup unveils product at security show in Las Vegas

      LONGMONT — A tech startup in Longmont has emerged from stealth mode to announce its first product, a plug-and-play system that it says “drastically improves retail-loss prevention and slashes operational costs.” DeepCam LLC, which has been in stealth mode for three years, made the product announcement Thursday at the International Security Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. The system uses biometrics to identify shoplifting and other suspicious behaviors.

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    14. Tech employment in state increases by 6,530 jobs

      Tech employment in state increases by 6,530 jobs

      DENVER — Employment in Colorado’s technology industry increased by an estimated 6,530 jobs in 2017 and the industry’s contribution to the state’s economy climbed to more than $43 billion, according to an industry advocacy association. The association, CompTIA, said in a report this week that 2017 tech employment in Colorado grew by 2.3 percent, the 10th highest rate in the country. With 285,300 workers, Colorado ranks 15th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in net tech employment.

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    15. Techstars, Colliers partner on accelerator program for real estate

      Techstars, Colliers partner on accelerator program for real estate

      TORONTO -Colliers International Group Inc. (Nasdaq:CIGI) a commercial real estate services company based in Toronto, said Wednesday it has partnered with Boulder-based Techstars to launch the Colliers Proptech Accelerator. The accelerator program will identify and mentor startups around the globe that are developing new technologies for the real estate industry.

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